Collected from ACCE recognition programs throughout the year, the following chamber efforts were identified by peers as examples of industry leading practices. All were highlighted by award judges as programs of excellence worthy of benchmarking. Chambers receiving this designation were named onstage at the ACCE Convention Awards Ceremony in Montréal, August 12, 2015.
Alexandria Chamber of Commerce - 2014 Business Competitiveness Summit & Expo
Comprised of 100 community leaders and elected officials, this summit began a frank conversation about how Alexandria does business and how the city can continue to be competitive. See Program Synopsis.
Boise Metro Chamber of Commerce - Grow Ideas Here
GrowIdeasHere.com is marketing tool to help local companies attract tech talent. The site spotlights the people, places and potential of the Boise Valley with original articles from some of the region’s favorite storytellers. See Program Synopsis.
Broken Arrow Chamber and Economic Development Corporation – Dream It Do It
The Broken Arrow Chamber was an early implementer of the National Manufacturing Association’s nationwide Dream It Do It program. This marketing campaign helps reframe manufacturing careers for students, parents and educators.
Greater Des Moines Partnership - CarpeDM Seize Des Moines
The CarpeDM integrated social media/marketing initiative engages community citizens to showcase Greater Des Moines as an attractive place for talented individuals to live and work. The campaign boosts local pride while helping draw prospective residents to the region. See Program Synopsis.
Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce - Academies of Nashville
Academy students choose a thematic course of study, such as engineering or health care, and learn in a hands-on environment with real-world applications. The Chamber advises public school administrators on skill needs in growing sectors and partners to advocate for academy resources.
Ocala/Marion County Chamber & Economic Partnership- Power Plant Business Incubator
Housed at the city’s former Power Plant, the Incubator is designed to attract, grow and graduate early-stage companies with innovative ideas and scalable business models. See Program Synopsis.
Tulsa Regional Chamber – GrowMetroTulsa.com
Newly redesigned website is the region’s primary marketing tool and information resource for business attraction, expansion and relocation. The site emphasizes user functionality and boasts a custom report generator and integrated site mapping.